Hurst Jaws of Life

Shelby, NC 28150


About Hurst Jaws of Life

Hurst Jaws of Life is a manufacturer of hydraulic rescue tools, air bags and related accessories, as well as shoring and stabilization products.


711 N. Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28150
United States of America

More Info on Hurst Jaws of Life


Hurst Jaws of Life® is the leading manufacturer of the world’s most complete line of hydraulic rescue tools, air bags and related accessories, as well as shoring and stabilization products.  The eDRAULIC® line of self-contained rescue tools, features the same power as standard hydraulics.  Hurst products are frequently used in vehicle, industrial, and USAR, RIT and Forcible Entry applications.  New to the Hurst family of brands is StrongArm, a versatile, multipurpose tool that fills a critical need for fire, technical rescue, and US&R taskforces. Hurst Jaws of Life has the strongest network of distributors in the industry, with locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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Tech & Comm

HURST Jaws of Life Brings E3 CONNECT To Market

May 1, 2023
The tool line integrates the company's eDRAULIC 3.0 rescue tools with IDEX Fire & Safety’s smart vehicle platform Captium Cloud.
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The limited edition E3 Hero Spreader is available in two tools from the eDRAULIC® 3.0 line – the SP 555 E3 Spreader and SP 777 E3 Spreader.

HURST Jaws of Life Honors Strength and Valor with Hero-Edition Rescue Tool

May 1, 2023
Limited-edition E3 Hero spreader features custom stars and stripes wrap.
With a maximum opening width of 40 inches, the M40 is the widest, battery-operated spreader in the market today.

HURST Jaws of Life Introduces the M40 40-Inch Battery-Operated Spreader

April 30, 2023
The M40 marks the widest, battery-operated spreader in today’s market.
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HURST Launches Industry’s First Cloud-Connected Extrication Tool Line

June 21, 2022
E3 CONNECT combines traditional rescue tool functionality with modernization of WiFi.
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The Scout is a tactical LED scene light powered by eDRAULIC Watertight Extrication Tool/eDRAULIC 3.0 batteries.
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HURST Jaws of Life Adds New Accessories

May 2, 2022
Company adds Life Scout light and Ram Claw set to its product offerings.
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Expands eDRAULIC 3.0 Extrication Tool Line

May 2, 2022
R 320 E3 Mini Ram offers fresh/saltwater compatibility and smart dashboard for real-time tool status feedback.
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Technical Rescue

HURST Jaws of Life Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration at FDIC

April 25, 2022
A country music collaboration, an educational session and tool demonstrations highlight the festivities.
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HURST Jaws of Life Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2022

Feb. 1, 2022
The company whose hero tool founded the modern-day rescue tool industry is marking its half-century milestone with a celebratory logo, challenge coins, patches and more.
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Product of the Day: eDRAULIC Watertight Extrication Tools

Sept. 24, 2020
HURST Jaws of Life eDRAULIC Watertight Extrication Tools (EWXT) are powered by the longest-running battery in the industry at 28 volts and 9 Ah.
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Names Business Optimization Manager

Sept. 17, 2020
Nicki Vaca has been promoted to Business Optimization Manager for HURST Jaws of Life, a unit of IDEX Fire & Safety.

Articles & News

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Batteries add weight and length to extrication tools, so it’s crucial that members who carry out extrication operations train with the battery-powered models to acclimate.

Amped Up: Cutting-Edge Battery-Powered Tools

Jan. 17, 2022
Kristen Wade spoke with industry leaders in rescue equipment and the first responders who use the tools to get a look at how battery-powered innovations make today's products ...
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Fire Service Industry Partner Content

Manufacturer's Corner: High-Strength Steels Inspiring Rescue Tool Design, Training

April 2, 2018
Bruce Johnston explains why firefighters need to have the knowledge, tools and training to work with increased tensile strength steels in vehicles.

Industry News 10/16

Oct. 1, 2016
HURST Jaws of Life has added Chip Johnson to its sales team

New Deliveries 2/15

Feb. 1, 2015
THE ELIZABETH, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Pierce Arrow XT custom pumper equipped with a Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) featuring a piercing nozzle...
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Each of the cabinets is illuminated with LED lights and a Will-Burt light tower on top provides scene lighting.

Innovative Rigs on The Street: Mulvane's Medium-duty Rescue

June 22, 2014
With a new casino and expected growth, Mulvane decided to build a multi-task rescue that is expandable for needs into the future.
E-ONE has debuted the redesigned Quest custom cab

New Products 6/14

June 1, 2014
Custom Apparatus CabE-ONE has debuted the redesigned Quest custom cab featuring improved ergonomics that can be seen and felt with lower and wider cab steps allowing for easier...
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THE EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ, FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE eMAX rescue engine.

New Deliveries 4/14

April 1, 2014
HALTOM CITY, TX, FIRE/RESCUE has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer Cobra 100-foot midmount aerial platform mounted on a Rosenbauer Commander chassis. Components include a Rosenbauer...
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Apparatus Showcase 2013

Nov. 1, 2013
Firehouse® presents its annual Apparatus Showcase, featuring the latest manufacturer offerings.
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THE PINE HILL, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE E-Max rescue pumper

New Deliveries 10/13

Oct. 1, 2013
THE PINE HILL, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE E-Max rescue pumper built on an E-ONE Typhoon X Long chassis powered by a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine with Jacobs...
The new Airshore Midpoint Brace

Product Showcase 9/13

Sept. 1, 2013
AirshoreThe new Airshore Midpoint Brace supports the building of raker rails with an insertion height in excess of eight feet. The Midpoint Brace strengthens the triangle and ...

Videos & Resources

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Vehicle Extrication

Quick Chat: HURST's New eDRAULIC 3.0 Smart Rescue Tools

Oct. 6, 2021
Mike Canon talks about the new HURST eDRAULIC 3.0 Smart Rescue Tools, which include a smart dashboard and other features to decrease extrication times.
RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.

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HURST Jaws of Life Leaders Earn Promotions

July 13, 2020
Bruce Johnston has been promoted to Director of Marketing, IDEX North American Fire & Safety; Mike Canon was named Director of Rescue Sales, IDEX Fire & Safety Commercial; and...
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HURST Jaws of Life Finalizes NFPA 1936 2020 Compliant Status for All Current Products

June 18, 2020
Certification for LP and HP hose line tools and StrongArm multitool comes on heels of eDRAULIC and EWXT NFPA 1936 2020 certification.
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Adding Nine Models to Battery-Powered Extrication Tool Lineup

May 15, 2020
The industry’s first watertight rescue tool solution now serves first responders with 12 spreaders, cutters, combination tools and rams.
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HURST earned F5 and F4 ratings for nearly a dozen cutters and combination tools from its eDRAULIC collection of battery-powered rescue tools.
Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Earns NFPA 1936 2020 Compliant Status

April 28, 2020
Hurst's eDRAULIC Watertight Extrication Tools and eDRAULIC 2.0 battery-powered tools achieved a high ranking in the new NFPA test, designed to mimic B-posts made with ultra-high...
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Adds New Combi to Battery-powered eDRAULIC Line

Aug. 8, 2019
Fast opening and closing action on the SC 758E2 ensure speed during time-critical rescues, and the cutting blade surface is taken to the end of the blade for more aggressive blade...
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Installs New Manufacturing Machines at NC Plant

April 16, 2019
Two new machines improve efficiency and quality control in the Shelby plant.
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST Jaws of Life Adds 59.1-Inch Telescopic Rescue Ram to Battery-powered eDRAULIC Line

April 16, 2019
The battery-powered tool also offers easy maneuverability with an ergonomically designed star-grip.
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Vehicle Extrication

Hurst Introduces Industry’s First Watertight Battery-Powered Extrication Tool Line

April 16, 2019
The company’s EWXT water-resistant casing debuts in three tools, which also feature a new brushless motor for greater efficiency and a longer run time.
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Vehicle Extrication

HURST to Demonstrate Battery-Powered Tools on Tesla Cars at Indy Trade Show

April 10, 2019
HURST Jaws of Life, an industry-leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, will demonstrate its HURST Jaws of Life eDRAULIC tools during 2019 FDIC International in Indianapolis...